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“Too short a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karen Blixen coffee garden and Cottages

Karen Blixen coffee garden and Cottages
336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
254-20-88 21 38
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Ranked #5 of 43 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Historic Sites
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Singapore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Too short a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We only stayed here for one night before moving on and there was so much to see and explore but we did not manage to do so. The cottages in the garden setting are most delightful - as if in a cluster housing arrangement. Our room had a fireplace with a sofa and a working area with a writing table. The porch was also a nice touch. There was a birding area where they would put papaya skins and fruits to attract the birds and it would be nice to see but we had no time to do that ......
The rest of the reception building really needs to be explored with the restored furniture and furnishings and their collections. We will have to go back again next time........

Visited November 2013
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“Great Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

If you've read the book or seen the movie (Out Of Africa), you must visit. Even if you haven't. Everything was presented beautifully and the property is well maintained. Nice gift shop too.

Visited November 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Pretty, but not much going on”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I was bored here.
It was a pretty place, but the tour went on too long, and I realized immediately that there was not enough history here to capture my attention.
I would have skipped this and spent more time on safari / on the beach in the south part of the country.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice place for lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We were there for a nice lunch. The food was good and eating outside in the garden was nice with the good weather!

Visited October 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Great ambiance and lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Excellent food and lunch while we were visiting the elephant orphanage and several curio shops. A resident artist was showing and selling his creations. A wonderful time.

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